Friday, 12 April 2013

Looking Back at the UCI MTB XCO World Cup 2012

Come May 8th 2013 the World XC action will be back with us again.  Its a race race series that I've found hard in the past to watch but the Internet has become better for me to view it and now I can see it through Extreme channel.  It was a good year with the Swiss rider Nino Schurter being a formidable force to contend with.  It is of course the last year in which we got to see Burry Stander race and even win one of the world cup rounds before his untimely and sad death.  I was going to write a report on each of the races but never got around to it.  Instead I thought I'd let you see for yourself. 

So for your pleasure I've compiled as many of the Mens races from last year as I could find into one area to save you the search. All the races are in full length. Sadly, I cant get access to the Olympic race or the final seventh round at Val d' Isere yet.  Enjoy!

Elite Men - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - 17.03.2012

Elite Men - Houffalize, Belgium - 15.04.2012

Elite Men - Nov Mesto, Czech Republic - 13.05.2012

Elite Men - La Bresse, France - 20.05.2012

Elite Men - Mont Sainte Anne, Canada - 23.06.2012

Elite Men - Windham, U.S.A - 30.06.2012

Elite Men - World Championships -  Saalfelden Leogang, Austria - 08.09.2012

Overall Winner of World Cup
  1. SCHURTER Nino
  2. STANDER Burry
  3. KULHAVY Jaroslav
  4. FONTANA Marco Aurelio
  5. HERMIDA RAMOS Jose Antonio
  6. VOGEL Florian
  7. FUMIC Manuel
  9. GIGER Fabien
  10. FLUCKIGER Lukas



I stumbled on the Red Bull internet site last year to watch these - it made us want to travel to see one this summer. Sadly, none in America, and Mt. St. Anne is 1500 miles away! Looks like another summer of internet watching (which, admittedly, is fun when you have good coffee and donuts at hand)...

Yeah I noticed Windham has been taken off the list this year which a bit of a shame. Xc not in the UK either, so i too will be watch it from my laptop :(

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